Rotherham United’s Emirates FA Cup Third Round tie with Hull City will take place on Saturday 4th January 2020 with a 12:31pm kick off, after it was confirmed that the game has been selected for overseas broadcasting.
The Millers welcome the Tigers to AESSEAL New York Stadium after booking their place in round three with wins over Maidenhead United and Solihull Moors, while this fixture will be Hull’s first involvement in this year’s competition.
The slightly less familiar kick off time of 12:31pm is a result of all Emirates FA Cup Third Round fixtures being delayed by one minute to encourage fans to ‘Take A Minute’ to think about looking after their mental health, as part of the Heads Up campaign.
The move will see all 32 ties [excluding replays] kick-off one minute later than their traditionally scheduled broadcast and non-broadcast timeslots, for example 3.01pm, 12.16pm and 7.46pm.
It is hoped that the initiative will raise awareness of the importance of looking after our mental health, with 60 seconds representing just the first step in the journey to improved wellbeing. During the minute delay, fans will be encouraged to consider the positive impact 60 seconds can have on their own wellbeing or in supporting a friend or family member.
Rotherham United were set to face Coventry City in Sky Bet League One on this date and the two clubs are currently in contact to arrange a new date for this fixture.